Old Skool Café (OSC) is a faith- based, violence prevention program, providing jobs and training to youth, (with an emphasis on at-risk, urban youth) ages 16-22, at our 1940’s styled supper club. OSC confronts the epidemic of violence by providing at- risk and previously incarcerated and foster care youth with a variety of career opportunities that would normally not be afforded them.
Our vision is a youth-led supper club that will employ youth in every area of the business, as paid youth apprentices. Our apprenticeships assist them in transforming their learned skills into formidable jobs in the market place.
Our goal is to re-connect the village by working in collaboration with other community organizations, businesses and churches in order to provide youth with a web of support. This holistic approach addresses the variety of needs facing our youth and their families, helping to close the gaps that many young people slip through. Some of these services include the provision of intensive mentoring, life skills and professional development
OSC OFFERS MORE THAN JUST EMPLOYMENT; WE PROVIDE THE SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT NEEDED TO HELP OUR YOUTH MAINTAIN THEIR EMPLOYMENT AND BE SUCCESSFUL IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE.
Complete with fine dining, impressive entertainment, and the inspiring Old Skool youth wait staff; you will enjoy a unique experience that you wont soon forget.
Imagine a safe haven for youth to learn and succeed.
Imagine an incredible restaurant that satisfies both the appetite and the soul.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
If you would like to get involved in making this vision a reality, you can make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check (made payable to Old Skool Café) to 1429 Mendell street., San Francisco, CA 94124 or you can donate on line at www.oldskoolcafe.org
Whether you are a potential donor or a volunteer, we invite you to experience the innovative approach of Old Skool Café! By combining our money, talents, family and friends, we can work together to restore hope to a neglected generation, inspiring them to thrive and no longer just survive!
Come Hungry, Leave Inspired.
Our Mission is to provide marketable employment skills in the restaurant industry to youth – specifically focusing on the at-risk and previously incarcerated population.
This is achieved all within the context of a holistic, supportive, accountable, mentor-driven and faith-based environment to ensure the greatest possible success for out youth.
Our vision is to establish a youth led Supper Club that will employ youth in every ares of the business as youth apprentices.
An apprenticeship will assist them in transforming their learned skills into formable jobs in the market place by giving them real responsibility in restaurant and stage management.